[vlc-devel] Re: vlc: svn commit r18556 (sigmunau)

Rémi Denis-Courmont rem at videolan.org
Fri Jan 12 19:33:45 CET 2007

Le vendredi 12 janvier 2007 20:12, Subversion daemon a écrit :
> Btw when did "crash" change into "denial of service"?

DoS is more precise; it asserts that:

1/ the bug cannot be used to do anything but stop the service
(in particular, no authorization bypass or arbitrary code). A buffer 
overflow typically crashes the app too, but it's not just a DoS.

2/ the bug can somehow be triggered without user 
authorization/interaction (i.e. through a browser plugin or network 
service discovery). If you can only crash by clicking a button on the 
GUI, it's not a DoS.

Rémi Denis-Courmont
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